Google Pixel 8 Pro Screen Anomalies: Are Bumps a Cause for Concern


    Google’s Pixel 8 Pro, hailed for its stellar performance and cutting-edge features, has recently stirred some concerns among users. Reports of visible bumps or ripples on the screen under specific lighting conditions when the device is inactive have raised questions about potential hardware issues. In response, Google has addressed these concerns, asserting that the bumps are a result of internal components and should not impact the phone’s performance or durability.

    Google’s Statement on Google Pixel 8 Pro Screen

    According to Google, the bumps are a normal occurrence and should not affect the Pixel 8 Pro’s functionality. In their official statement, the company emphasized that these anomalies are caused by internal components and assured users that there is no functional impact on the device’s performance or durability. This implies that while the bumps may be visually noticeable, they pose no threat to the overall functionality of the phone.

    Speculations on Internal Components of Google Pixel 8 Pro

    Although Google did not specify which internal components are causing these bumps, speculation arises around features like wireless charging or NFC capabilities. The company’s assurance that there is no impact on performance or durability suggests that these bumps are unlikely to lead to future problems.

    Comparison with Common Display Imperfections:

    It’s worth noting that display imperfections caused by internal components are not uncommon in the tech industry. Similar instances, like proximity sensors being visible under certain angles, have been observed in other devices. However, Google’s statement implies that the Pixel 8 Pro’s bumps are not indicative of similar sensor-related issues.

    Pixel 8 Pro Features:

    Despite the concerns, the Pixel 8 Pro continues to receive positive reviews for its impressive features. Boasting a 6.7-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 888 processor, and a quad-camera setup with a 108MP main sensor, the device offers a top-notch user experience. Additional features include wireless charging, reverse wireless charging, IP68 water and dust resistance, and 5G connectivity. Operating on Android 12, the Pixel 8 Pro introduces exclusive features like Magic Eraser, Face Unblur, and Live Translate.


    In conclusion, while some Pixel 8 Pro users may have noticed these screen bumps, Google assures that they are not a cause for concern regarding the device’s performance or durability. As the device continues to receive positive reviews for its outstanding features, it seems that users can confidently enjoy their Pixel 8 Pro experience, bumps and all.


    Comments from Pixel 8 Pro users :

    1. Oh I’m relieved, I thought it was something serious like components pushing into the OLED panel.
    2. Seriously, I went to a Google event and told them my Pixel 6 overheats and had them touch it.

      They said it’s a new feature, Google Handwarmer.

    3. Google’s pulled this sh*t in the past feigning ignorance to defects, at least until most 1 year warranty periods are up. This will likely end up with another class action lawsuit. I’ll never own another Google phone after the lies and runarounds they put me through with their Nexus phones.
    4. That…actually sounds worrying.
    5. • Some users are reporting “bumpy” screens on their Pixel 8 and 8 Pros.

      • The bumps aren’t in the top surface, which is still smooth glass, but in the OLED display under the glass, which can show raised, usually circular bumps.

      • Google said in a statement: “When the screen is turned off, not in use and in specific lighting conditions, some users may see impressions from components in the device that look like small bumps.”

      • Does this make the glass or OLED panel more susceptible to breaking after a shock? It’s certainly not normal phone construction.

      • YouTuber JerryRigEverything actually took apart a Pixel 8 Pro that had a bumpy screen. It wasn’t noted in the video, but freeze-frame it and you’ll see some pretty alarming indents in the copper sheet on the back of the display — almost puncture marks.

    6. I will never understand how Google continues to have hardware issues after all this years. They acquired HTC, who were excellent at making smartphones. They somehow made excellent phones when they outsourced manufacturing. How they fumble every year with the pixels is beyond surprising and I am sad that this eventually leads to a market dominated by iPhones, unless Samsung makes something exciting.
    7. Interestingly this isn’t the first time this problem has been reported. iPhones and Samsung Galaxies have had the same issue reported in the past. Either way, it’s not acceptable. Apple and Samsung handled it by just telling users to exchange their devices.

      This is probably another case of quality control like it was with earlier iPhones and Galaxies. Hope Google can get their shit figured out. Even a fraction of a percent of Pixel sales is thousands of affected people who paid nearly a thousand dollars for a defective device.

      The correct move was to tell users to exchange their device, not tell them this defect is “within spec” no matter how true that is.

    8. Flagship android phone has bumps in OLED screen and the customer service response is, “it’s fine bro”. Definitely something to consider when buying future smartphones to say the least…


    9. Another year, another Google Pixel phone, more random QC issues that are both a small fraction of the small Pixel user base and very telling of what the Pixel would be like if Google ever did manage to make it popular.
    10. I almost upgraded from my 6 to an 8. very glad I didn’t
    11. Guarantee the designers of the phone did not “design-in” components pushing on the screen from the inside. This is 100% some sort of manufacturing defect.
    12. They should’ve just called it braille notifications.
    13. If you can only see the bumps in a very specific manner(like Google claims) is it really a problem? Or is it actually much more noticeable than Google is claiming?
    14. Typical Google product launch: great specs, good pricing, glowing initial reviews and then… lots of apparent manufacturing shortcuts, bugs, defects, and quality laziness. But no worries, Google will decide to quit making phones again in a year or two.
    15. The reason why Google’s attempt at replicating Apple’s Reality Distortion Field never works, is because their application graveyard rivals the graveyard of empires.

      You need credibility to be able to tell people they’re holding the phone wrong, and when you keep killing beloved products and replace them with half assed alternatives of the same kind, which are scheduled to killed in 18-24 months, you have none and nobody will believe you when you say “there’s nothing to worry about.”

      Google has gone from being a boy who cried wolf to being a wolf who pretends to be a boy who cried wolf and everyone can see the 4 legs and a tail. You’re fooling no one.

    16. My first 3-4 smartphones were Android phones, and two of them were the “flagship” Google phones. I had problems with all of them, both at the software and hardware level. I’ve had an iPhone 7 and now a 12, and I’ve had basically zero problems with them. iPhone isn’t a perfect phone and Apple definitely isn’t a perfect company, but the level of quality between the two is astronomical.

      I mean really, look at the details in this article. You get what you pay for.

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